Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
military communications equipment destined for syrian government forces. the flight originated in moscow. >>> new trouble this morning for the massachusetts drug company linked to the outbreak of meningitis, but has killed 12 people and sickened more than 130 others. massachusetts governor duvall patrick says the new england compounding center may have misled regulators and worked outside the parameters of its state license. the framingham-based pharmacy made steroid injections that were found to be contaminated with the fungal strain of meningitis. the company has since shut down. >>> now let's head to wall street. cnbc's kayla tausche is here for us. foreclosures at a five-year low? >> that's right, natalie. foreclosures declined again in september, continuing a two-year decline, and hitting the lowest point since before the financial crisis as home prices are rising. but not all states saw improvement. more than two dozen states have more than the average of distressed homes. >>> in europe, fears of recession are growing as spain's credit rating is cut. >>> and also on wall street, th
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
, secretary panetta called for a nationwide effort for government and business to build an entire skilled army of cyber warriors to confront this threat, but he had a very ominous warning. he reminded everybody that early warning signs of the 9/11 attacks here in america went largely ignored. he said that cannot happen again, that we are now in a pre- 9/11 moment, and the terrorists are plotting. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon, thanks, jim. >>> police in pakistan say they have arrested three suspects involved in the attack on 14-year-old activist malala yousafzai. she was gunned down on a school bus tuesday, targeted by the taliban for her fearless advocacy for girls' education. she remains in critical condition. the alleged mastermind of the attack, a top taliban commander, is still at large. >>> lebanese militant group hezbollah has declared that a drone downed over israel last week was theirs. israeli officials say the drone appeared to have been manufactured in iran, a longtime ally of hezbollah. >>> and a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning. in a unanimous decision
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
of the year, as you said, there's spending cuts that affect more than 1,000 government programs. >> mandated. >> absolutely. that could go into effect. tax cuts set to expire, including the bush tax cuts and the payroll tax cut. combined, all of these things could wipe about 5% growth off the economy, throw us into recession and the tax increases from 90% of americans. >> that sounds like the doomsday scenario. i mentioned there's been a stalemate so far, but the pressure is going to month on both sides to get something done. what's the likelihood we end up falling off this fiscal cliff? >> it's teetering right now. we've got eight senators, democrats and republicans, meeting behind closed doors in mt. vernon trying to come to some sort of a compromise, but there are other people who suggest that if we're allowed to go over the cliff, their negotiating power from both sides gains strength. >> let's break this down to the average person and the average family, all right. describe for me what happens to people at various income levels if all of these things actually fall into place. >> so, we'
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the pyramid is the new government's latest effort to reinvite the world back to the pharros. 4,000 years later, they are the hope of a country looking to rebuild. after a long, slow restoration, the egyptian government is reopening the pyramid to the public along with six ancient tombs hoping to jolt a struggling industry. tourism here dropped a third after the arab spring. what better way to bring visitors back than to give them access to one of the world's greatest wonders. >> fantastic. absolutely fantastic. >> reporter: some historians believe the fourth dynasty built his pyramid just a hair shorter than his father's out of respect. although not as high as the great pyramid, it is no less grand. it is the only one still capped by the original limestone blocks. inside, the millennia old passage ways are newly ventilated. it's no less claustrophobic. >> can you do something about the height of these passage ways? he has worked as an archaeologist here for 13 years. >> so this is a message for us. for the whole of the world. come, we are ready for you. egypt is ready. >> reporter: the passage
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
the nation's oil wealth has been siphoned by a corrupt government, his supporters the middle class and wealthy, many now saying they will leave venezuela, likely destination, the united states. >> i love venezuela, will continue fighting for freedom. >> reporter: president hugo chavez is battling cancer. were it to take his life in the first four years of his new term, the vice president would serve for only 30 days, just enough time to stage a new election. natalie. >> kerry sanders in venezuela, thank you. >>> 27 new cases of fungal meningitis emerge as the outbreak linked to steroid injections spread to nine states. 91 people are infected as the drug company widens the recall. the steroid frequently used to treat back pain and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs made at the effected facility. >>> a plea deal today for the former cincinnati bengals cheerleader facing sex abuse charges. the agreement allows sarah jones to avoid a trial slated to begin wednesday. the 27-year-old jones is expected to serve probation but no jail time for having a s
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
, they are not governed or watched over by the fda. they are looked at by states. this pharmacy was turning out batches of tens of thousands of vials of steroids. that's not to me a compounding pharmacy. they are now manufacturing, and i fear that they are going to give good compounding pharmacies a bad name, and i think it basically from their behavior so far, they are an outlier. >> they released a statement after shutting down, basically recalling all of its products. on the website it says while there is no indication at this time of any contamination in other necc products, this recall is being taken as a precautionary measure. in light of this, i mean, how worried should patients be? >> look, if you have had any steroid injected into your back from june on, call your doctor. if you are a physician and you've injected steroids to somebody, call your patient. check and make sure that there is a transfer of information, and if you have a family member and have symptoms and may not put it all together, this is a time for the entire country to be on heightened alert. these numbers will go up before th